What does it look like when people who experience disabilities come together to form a movement? It looks like this!
It also looks like this.
In October, UCP helped sponsor a conference for self-advocates from around the city; it was called “Advocates Unite" and it was designed for and by self advocates to bring together customers from Portland's support services brokerages.
Attendees shared their experiences, they created a shared set of priorities and goals, and they learned what concrete action steps THEY could take over the next year.
The experience was empowering and exciting, and we can't wait to hear more from Advocates Unite!